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What Should An Interview Protocol Contain?


            a.       A heading

b.      Instructions to the interviewer (opening statements)

c.       The key research questions to be asked

d.      Probes to follow key questions

e.       Transition messages for the interviewer

f.        Space for recording the interviewer’s comments

g.       Space in which the researcher records reflective notes


An Example


    Here is an example of interview protocol. It is adopted from the protocol we used in our case studies on teaching, learning, and assessment in various campuses around the country.

        To view this example, click here:  Sample Protocol form



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